HP Pavilion DV5000 Series

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Covers the basic installation of arch linux including xorg and a basic GUI,on HP Pavillion DV5000 Series, specifically DV5250CA.

What works out of the box

Synaptic Touchpad

Remote control

Ethernet card

What works with configuration

Media keys


What doesn't work=

Texas Instruments 5-in-1 card reader


This laptop uses ipw3945

pacman -S ipw3945
pacman -S wifi-radar

Now add ipw3945 to the modules array and ipw3945d in the daemons array, in /etc/rc.conf

nano /etc/rc.conf
MODULES=(snd-hda-intel snd-pcm-oss ipw3945)
DAEMONS=(ipw3945d alsa kdm)

!Remember to add ipw3945d before the network daemon to ensure it loads correctly

reboot and you should see ipw3945 loading at boot text